Emergency calls

The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Police investigate body found washed up in Douglas

The 60-year-old man has not yet been publicly identified.

 

A Juneau man was found dead at a construction site where he worked on Wednesday afternoon, said a JPD spokesperson. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Man found dead at construction site, JPD investigating

The death isn’t considered suspicious at this time, said a JPD spokesperson.

 

One distress call was from the Mendenhall River, where a kayaker had capsized before self-recovering. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

CCFR gets feet wet with pair of watery call-outs

Those in trouble helped themselves in both cases.

 

A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call in this January 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Without a million tourists, emergency services still staying busy

The need for medical services has shifted, but it’s still there

A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call in this January 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge talks about the appointment-based drive-thru testing site located at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center for people who may have COVID-19, March 24, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge talks about the appointment-based drive-thru testing site located at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center for people who may have COVID-19, March 24, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
4 injured in car crash Sunday near Fred Meyer

4 injured in car crash Sunday near Fred Meyer

The cars were totalled but the injuries weren’t considered serious.

4 injured in car crash Sunday near Fred Meyer
A submerged boat at Harris Harbor activated an automatic emergency beacon, triggering a search and rescue deployment from local Coast Guard units on Jan. 23, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Emergency beacon triggers Coast Guard search downtown

The Coast Guard traced the signal to a partially submerged boat downtown.

A submerged boat at Harris Harbor activated an automatic emergency beacon, triggering a search and rescue deployment from local Coast Guard units on Jan. 23, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State pursues plan to modernize rural 911 system

Alaska lags behind the Lower 48, but is striving to catch up.

File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gina Chi-Mott, general manager of the Breakwater Inn, shows a burned mattress on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, from a room fire on Sunday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sunday marred by fires in Mendenhall Valley, near Aurora Harbor

Winter leads to an increase in residential fires, assistant chief for CCFR says.

Gina Chi-Mott, general manager of the Breakwater Inn, shows a burned mattress on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, from a room fire on Sunday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pedestrian struck by vehicle, medevaced to Seattle

Pedestrian struck by vehicle, medevaced to Seattle

JPD did not release the names of either person.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle, medevaced to Seattle
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)